Assistant Director - Planning and Sustainability

Location: Cirencester / Witney / Coleford / home / agile working
Salary: circa £90,000
Reference: A000311
Deadline: Closed

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Can you lead change, improvement and modernisation in development management, forward planning, climate change and conservation services?

An exceptional opportunity has arisen for someone to lead the planning and climate services we provide for our partner councils. For this job we are much more interested in where you are going, rather than where you have come from. Consistent with the wider planning ecosystem, you will be accountable for strategic direction and transformation of services across development management, forward planning, climate change and conservation services that Publica provides for three district councils.

This is a newly created role and we believe this is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious candidate. You will have gravitas, political awareness and be able to demonstrate a track record in leading and driving change, transformation including service improvement and delivery.

It is going to be important that the post holder quickly develops a strategic plan for services that are within this remit. Please follow the link below for the

comprehensive job description, which will give you a strong idea of the progress we have made and the agenda we have in mind in line with our expectations.

If you think this sounds like the sort of role where you could thrive and where you think you can make a difference, we would love to hear from you.

Please return to this page to complete your application.

Indicative timetable

Closing date for applications: Friday 17 March 2023
Preliminary Interviews (via Microsoft Teams): Thursday 30 March 2023
Final Interviews (in Cirencester): TBC


For a confidential discussion about the role please contact our retained consultant at Faerfield:

Dawn Faulkner
Tel: 0121 312 3755


To apply for this job please submit your CV, a Supporting Statement (no more than four sides of A4), a completed Candidate Application Form and a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to quoting: ‘Vacancy: Assistant Director - Planning and Sustainability, Reference: A000311’.

Your supporting statement should express why you are interested in this role and what experience you can bring to the organisation. The statement should tackle the specific requirements of the role; outlining examples and outcomes showing how you meet those requirements.

Please also provide the names and contact details of two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, then you should state this clearly.

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